Ruth Hoggatt


October 6, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Ruth Hoggatt, 95, Iola, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola.
Ruth was born April 19, 1919, in Blue Mound, the daughter of Hugh White and Jessie Mabel (Burnett) Murrow. She grew up on the family farm in Mildred. She graduated from Kincaid High School and Parsons Business College.
On Oct. 24, 1941, Ruth married Edwin R. “Eddie” Hoggatt in Independence. They made their home in California while Eddie was stationed there during World War II. She moved to Iola in 1944 before Eddie was honorably discharged from the service and he joined her. She worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for Hoyt Oil for many years and then for United Electric Cooperative until she retired at age 80. Eddie preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2001.
Ruth was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola. She enjoyed cooking and shopping.
She is survived by a daughter, Pam Hoggatt of Topeka; a sister, Mary Ellen Stanley and husband Carl of Iola, four grandchildren, Jeff Hoggatt and wife Lisa of Wichita, Jana Burke of Manhattan, Gina Cremeen and husband Rob of Overbrook and Tracy Fiegener and husband Terry of Overbrook; seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son, Jerry Hoggatt, and his wife, Fran, and by brothers, J.D. “Jim” Murrow and Estel “Doc” Murrow.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola, where the family will receive friends prior to the service. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.
Memorial gifts to Wesley United Methodist Church or Allen County Hospice may be left with the Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.
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